I love this girl!! Doesn't she look like she's having a great time?? I've been saving her forever, and finally decided to use her. I remember where I found her, too-- she was in a laundry detergent advertisement.
This background is from a Phoenix New Times page (a free newspaper that has really thin newsprint pages) that I painted, spattered, and stenciled. The image is a model from a magazine; she's actually backwards- after I cut it out and turned it over, Kelly said "wow, cool!" This side looks better than the original image, actually-- just one of those happy accidents!
Another magazine image that also had a cool backward side, but I really like how her dress pops against the colors of the paper, so I left her this way.
This is the last page of the journal-- I cut this image out from a vintage National Geographic, and decided she had to go on the last page-- riding off into the future, as it were. This page also had a happy accident; when I cut the image out, I had two pieces of paper in my hand, and cut them both at once. So, her shadow is formed from a map of Rome. It's a good start-- now I just need some uninterrupted free time! Maybe Sunday... it's either art or laundry... which one do you think will win?? :D